Facilitative Leadership

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  • Holding space
  • Knowing when to prompt
  • Adaptive
  • Centering other’s voices
  • Listening
  • Fostering engagement
  • Allowing others autonomy
  • Building power of the collective
  • Making sure everyone knows the story
  • Delegate and let the person own it.
  • Invisible
  • Don’t see or notice is happening (jen)
  • Leading by example
  • Letting go of my own agenda
  • Equal time is not always fair or equal
  • Inviting people in specifically who is not already
  • Helping to redistro power
  • Holding multiple differing truths at the same time
  • Always being open to feedback and input
  • Recognising power structures in the space and then redistributing it.
  • Not avoidant of conflict
  • Appreciating (of teams, efforts, contributions, opportunity)
  • Recognise and redistribute doors of opportunity
  • Ensure access & safety
  • Recognise different methods of learning
  • Foster connections
  • Creating spaces for people to choose, self-regulate, choose
  • Try to get to outcomes that are desired (get done)
  • Sharing ownership of outcomes
  • Ensuring everyone can verbalise outcomes and contribute towards them
  • Calming presence
  • Not providing information but providing intentional structures
  • Put equal value into not only outcomes but also process (how you get there)
  • FLOW


  • Genevieve @Getmansowa
  • Grant @Grantmakin
  • Beatrice @BeatriceMartini
  • Jen Lampton @jenlampton
  • Kevin - Sassafras tech coop
  • Misty Avila
  • Dirk Slater
  • Sarah Marquez
  • Martha Dark

Facilitative Leadership

Start with brief workshop: (5-7mins) - given a sheet of paper, write / draw / document an example of facilitative

 leadership that you have seen in your life (do this alone).
 - If you don't know what means, do "leadership" instead.

- Move into groups of 3-4, share what you wrote with the group. - Move back into the circle, everyone share one item you discussed with your group. (See picture of list -- emailed in by Deborah) - Before we leave, pair into groups of 2 or 3. Based on this list, share one example of when you did one of these things well, and share an example of doing one of these things poorly (if you are comfortable doing so).